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Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant

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11136 California 140, El Portal, CA 95318
(209) 379-2681
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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breakfast buffet is a ripoff. Always crowded with bus tours. Better to go to the pizza place for dinners.

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Thank Jim P
England
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

But could be better! I think it's comfortable and roomy, with enough restaurants to get by on, along with a shop to buy expensive basics, but we felt it was not exactly going out of its way to make you welcome. The tip is to know there is a small cooker, toaster, microwave and fridge along with basic utensils....and bring... More 

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Thank Rockape63
Yorkshire, UK
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here both nights, as there wasn't really any way we were going to drive and look for somewhere else after the drive from San Francisco to get there. However, we were pleasantly surprised by our meals and the warm bread as a complimentary entree was much appreciated. Some meals come with salad bar, soup and baguette included (which... More 

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Havelock North
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the food and the service were first rate. The location is excellent and so we were surprised how reasonable the prices were. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and so we have no hesitation in recommending this.

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Thank ronbee
Addison, Illinois
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We knew there weren't many dining choices staying at the Yosemite view lodge but tried this place anyways. Very expensive, $21 for chicken breast with some sauce and $4 extra for salad bar. It was just not good. Our waiter was very nice and I felt bad that he had to serve this food. There is a pizza place at... More 

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Thank Connie05342
Zurich, Switzerland
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157 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been told that this Restaurant - although within the Hotel compound - is not managed by the hotel. Food (main) was very average as was the salad and soup buffet which had never been filled up during our visit. Service was inattentive and prices are not cheap.

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Thank SwissCity
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a long wait for a table. While we waited we tried to get a drink at the bar, with only one bartender & the restaurant taking priority, it was a long wait but eventually we got served. Our table in the restaurant was available within the stated time frame. We ordered swiftly and then waited a very long... More 

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Thank TravellerDeb60
Huntingdon
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast buffet was satisfying in taste and variety. More importantly, eating next to the river of water rushing over stone made the overall experience peaceful and natural. The catfish dinner special I had that evening was excellent, in that it was moist, flaked easily, and was very tasty.

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Thank X7248LCmichaelf
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner at the lodge restaurant on the last night of our stay. Our server was friendly, professional, and attentive. We both had the salad bar, soup, and a chicken dish. The salad bar was lackluster, but the vegetable soup was delicious. We were also given a few slices of French bread to enjoy with the... More 

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Thank Mallory M
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, and one of the few places in the US that had a meal that wasn,t enough to feed two people.

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Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11136 California 140, El Portal, CA 95318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: (209) 379-2681
  • This restaurant is at Yosemite View Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?